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2015

Graduation stories – mature student success

18 December 2015
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Mature student Jennifer Brand is now working for a globally successful company, overcoming dyscalculia to graduate with an LLB degree in law.

Abertay and Dundee University students raise £45,000 for Childreach International

17 December 2015
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Students from Abertay and Dundee universities, as well as Dundee and Angus College, have raised an incredible £45,000 for an international education charity in just one year.

Graduate stories - joining the Military Wives Choir

17 December 2015
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Abertay graduate Shirley Sanders Ward is a member of the Military Wives Choir, who are on a quest to become the Christmas number one!

Graduation stories – from games to financial services

16 December 2015
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Aidan Temple was recruited by a prestigious financial services company in Edinburgh, and now works developing software for major international banks and investors.

Honorary Fellowships conferred at Abertay ceremony

7 December 2015
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Honorary Fellowships were conferred last night (Monday 7 December) on four prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to Abertay University.

UNESCO City of Design status debated at Abertay

15 December 2015
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Dundee's success in becoming the UK's only UNESCO City of Design was hotly debated at Abertay University's Annual Dundee Schools Modern Studies Debate today (Tuesday 15 December).

Designing a new future – Dundee signs UNESCO City of Design agreement

3 December 2015
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The UK’s first UNESCO City of Design signed a ‘City Values’ agreement today to show Dundee’s commitment to using design to improve people’s lives.

Graduation stories - food, glorious food!

7 December 2015
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Athina Papamargariti tells us how studying on our MProf in Food & Drink Innovation landed her her dream job.

Abertay celebrates student success at Winter Graduation Ceremony

27 November 2015

The achievements of around 300 students were celebrated in the Caird Hall today.

Dundee Cake marketing challenge for Abertay students

1 December 2015
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How do you promote an iconic Scottish product internationally? Abertay University students have been set the challenge to market Dundee Cake globally by Goodfellow & Steven.

Award-winning author Nathan Filer to receive Honorary degree at Abertay

25 November 2015
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Award-winning author Nathan Filer will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Liberal Arts at Abertay University's graduation

Graduation livestream - catch up now

27 November 2015
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Miss the graduation livestream? Watch it again now online!

Student stories - bioscience destinations and beyond!

18 November 2015

Stefanie Wilson - organiser of the annual student-led Bioscience Destinations event - tells us all about it.

Scotland's first National Missing Persons Strategy under discussion at Abertay

24 November 2015
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A consultation on the Scottish Government’s first National Missing Persons Strategy is being held at Abertay University

24-hour Gameathon to raise money for Children in Need

13 November 2015

Students and staff will undertake a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children in Need from this Friday.

#LoveDesignDundee launched by UNESCO City of Design Dundee

10 November 2015

UNESCO City of Design Dundee is calling for everyone in the city to share photos on social media.

What is the value of company’s workforce?

10 November 2015

Ahead of the Professorial Lecture, Professor Reza Kouhy discusses the value of a company’s workforce.

Playing for the future – gaming expert visits Thailand

9 November 2015

What is the future of video games? How will today’s students shape tomorrow’s digital culture?

How can small companies succeed and thrive?

5 November 2015
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Ahead of the Professorial Lecture, Professor Gavin Reid explores the factors behind small business success.

'Playful' digital art exhibition launches NEoN at Abertay

2 November 2015
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A playful new show by the South Korean artist Ah-Bin Shim will open this year’s NEoN Digital Arts Festival

Abertay brings 'Games for Good' to Dundee Science Festival

2 November 2015
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Dundee Science Festival gets underway this week, with Games for Good being Abertay's flagship event this year.

Graduate stories – publishing a picture book

29 October 2015
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Deborah Malcolm recently returned to Abertay to talk about her experiences publishing Meh, her wordless picture book about depression.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Abertay

23 October 2015
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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Abertay University today (Friday 23 October) to meet young beneficiaries of BAFTA’s support for new talent in the games industry.

Graduate stories – making Minecraft

19 October 2015
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Jess Hider graduated this summer from Abertay, stepping straight into a job as a Junior Artist on the console edition of the global hit game Minecraft.

Student stories – Abertay’s Gone to the Rapture

15 October 2015
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Abertay students worked on the recent hit game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, a story which begins with the world ending…

Graduate stories - return to Oz

14 October 2015
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This summer one of our student nurses – Kylie Hourston – went to Australia to work with rural Aboriginal communities...

Game developers wanted for Drop in and Play at Discovery!

13 October 2015
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Dundee Contemporary Arts and Abertay are inviting developers to take part in their popular Drop In and Play ‎gaming event.

Student stories – a summer as Project Manager

12 October 2015
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Conor Douglas worked this summer as a Project Manager within Edinburgh Airport, delivering a piece of work so important that many of the details are secret!

Student stories – leading a company’s marketing strategy

9 October 2015
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Rebecca Finan took on the huge responsibility of developing a new sales and marketing strategy for an established company this summer, as a Saltire Foundation scholarship.

Student stories – flying high with Saltire

8 October 2015
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Chelsey Hunter took on an exciting placement this summer at Edinburgh Airport, as a Saltire Foundation scholar. Interested in taking part? Applications open soon for next year.

Prizegiving rewards star students at Abertay

1 October 2015
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Dozens of students and graduates will gather at Abertay University on 30 September and 1 October for the University's two annual Prizegiving Ceremonies.

Expert view – the business case for sustainable food

28 September 2015
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Why should companies invest in sustainable food production? Dr Boyka Bratanova recently spoke at an event with renowned chef Raymond Blanc about her research.

Tour de Tay 50-mile cycle for Abertay scholarships

25 September 2015

The first Tour de Tay charity cycle event organised by Abertay University will take place this Saturday 26 September, raising money for student scholarships.

Graduation stories – designing games for carers

24 September 2015

After graduating, Justyna Cala and Scott Wares spent the summer developing new games to help young carers in Dundee build up a network of friends.

Graduation stories – bringing music into hospitals

23 September 2015
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Jason Sweeney spent his final year researching how live music can transform the experience of people in care homes and hospitals, inspired by playing music for his disabled brother.

BAFTA scholarships for two Abertay students

21 September 2015

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has awarded 30 scholarships for students to study in the UK or US, including Kyle Horwood and Benjamin Luff at Abertay.

Young Software Engineer of the Year Award won by Abertay student

18 September 2015

A student from Abertay University has been named Young Software Engineer of the Year 2015. Peeter Parna won first prize for an outstanding project combining fluid dynamics, gaming and advanced programming.

Try your hand at computer game music-making!

18 September 2015

Ever wondered how music works in computer games? Fancy making your own? Dr Kenny McAlpine will be showcasing BitBox! at Dundee Science Centre this weekend, to allow visitors to do just that.

Abertay pioneers new approach to preventing child sexual exploitation

17 September 2015
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A pioneering research project is underway in Dundee to help ensure young people at risk of child sexual exploitation are being properly protected.

Graduation stories – inspiring accessible music

16 September 2015

Amy Moar is a gifted musician who chose to work with community choirs for her Honours project – teaching them to perform difficult music, inspired by how she positively overcame the challenges of her blindness.

Graduation stories – special effects success

15 September 2015

Bryan Carr joined world-leading special effects company Double Negative, known for films including The Dark Knight Trilogy, after graduating from Abertay.

Art from mini human hearts – new exhibition opens at Abertay

14 September 2015
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Miniature beating human hearts are the inspiration behind an exciting new exhibition opening at Abertay University on Monday (14 September).

Enigma machine coming to Abertay

9 September 2015
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One of the famous Enigma machines that was used by the Germans to encode secret radio messages during World War Two is coming to Abertay University this September.

Graduation stories – triumphing after tragedy

8 September 2015

Amanda Aitken overcame the huge personal tragedy of her partner’s death, and balancing life as a single parent with full-time study, to successfully graduate this summer.

Making art out of mini human hearts – Dundee Arts Café returns

7 September 2015
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Real miniature beating human hearts and art inspired by the heart will be the topic of this Tuesday’s (8 September) Dundee Arts Café in the McManus Gallery.

Tuberculosis video game battles world’s oldest disease

27 August 2015
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A new video game from Abertay University students and University of St Andrews scientists is taking on humanity’s oldest disease, tuberculosis.

Graduation stories – Ellen lands her dream job

26 August 2015

One of the first games Ellen Brown ever played was Worms, and now she’s joined the company behind the hit as an Artist.

Graduation stories - how to stand out from the crowd

21 August 2015
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Hannah Reyes joined Abertay from Dundee & Angus College in 2012, and was talent-spotted for a digital marketing role through social media. Here she tells us how it happened.

Student stories - working at the Scottish Government

20 August 2015
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PhD student Neil Kirk is just back from a prestigious three-month internship at the Scottish Government after successfully applying for a position advertised by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS).

Fee-Funded Masters – limited places available

18 August 2015
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Apply now to secure one of only 20 fee-funded places on our Professional Masters in Food & Drink Innovation (Packaging and Sustainability).

Graduation stories - life as a mature student

18 August 2015
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Mature student Louise Johnstone already ran her own personal training business when she joined Abertay in 2011, but wanted to help more people become more active and felt that university was the way to do this.

BAFTA nominees announced at Dare ProtoPlay festival

16 August 2015

The three teams nominated for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award were announced at Scotland’s biggest video games festival today (Sunday 16 August).

Graduation stories - through clearing to creative graphic design

14 August 2015
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Thinking he was too late to apply for university, Callum Tosh began looking at other ways to become a graphic designer when he saw that our School of Arts, Media and Computer Games had spaces available in clearing.

Game Boy musician opens Scotland’s biggest video games festival

13 August 2015

International game music superstar Chipzel, who creates dance music from Game Boy consoles, opened Scotland’s biggest video games festival today (Thursday 13 August).

Graduation stories - from clearing to First Class Honours

13 August 2015
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Catherine Law came to Abertay through clearing, having realised that the courses she’d applied for through UCAS were not what she truly wanted to pursue.

BAFTA chance as Dare to be Digital students arrive in Dundee

10 August 2015
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The international Dare to be Digital student competitors arrived in Dundee today (Monday 10 August) to prepare for Scotland’s biggest video games festival.

Graduation stories - First Class Honours despite dyslexia

10 August 2015
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Food student Madison House graduated from Abertay in July with a First Class Honours degree, despite having gone through school and more than half of university with undiagnosed dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Video game intimacy discussed at Dare ProtoPlay

7 August 2015

Internationally respected video games writer Cara Ellison will discuss how video games portray intimacy between characters at a special event at Dare ProtoPlay next week.

Student stories - getting a new business off the ground

4 August 2015
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Postgraduate student Colin Gray was recently awarded a prestigious Enterprise Fellowship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to help kick-start his business.

Graduation stories – award-winner hacks her way to success

3 August 2015

Chelsea Sievewright started work as an Infrastructure Security Specialist months after being named Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year – and before she’d even graduated.

Depression picture book for children launched

1 August 2015
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How do you talk about mental health issues without sounding preachy? By not using any words! Meh is a wordless picture book designed to facilitate discussion about depression with children from a young age.

Graduation stories - working on a cure for heart disease

29 July 2015
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For her Honours project, Biomedical Science student Kirsty Lewis worked with the Abertay scientists who hit the headlines last year when they grew miniature beating human hearts to find a cure for heart disease.

Game Boy musician to play at Dare ProtoPlay festival in Dundee

22 July 2015
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Live dance music played on Game Boys, free workshops for young game designers and an exciting programme of talks are coming to the Dare ProtoPlay festival in Dundee in August courtesy of the Edinburgh Game Symposium.

Graduation stories - from college to a First Class Honours degree

22 July 2015
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Hannah Ovens graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Business Administration earlier this month, despite initially lacking the qualifications to get into university.

Indie game developers invited to Scotland’s biggest games festival

17 July 2015
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Independent video game developers are invited to take part in Scotland’s biggest video games festival, Dare ProtoPlay.

Graduation stories - double degree success for twins

16 July 2015
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Twin sisters Ashleigh and Sarah Niblock graduated together on Thursday, but took slightly different routes to joining Abertay.

Rugby legend John Beattie to receive Honorary degree at Abertay

8 July 2015
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Rugby legend John Beattie, the pioneering molecular and cell biologist Professor Dame Anne Glover and the developmental psychologist Professor Michael Lamb will receive Honorary degrees from Abertay on Thursday (July 9).

Dare to be Digital 2015 launches worldwide

2 July 2015
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The world’s leading computer game design competition for students, Dare to be Digital, launches this week around the world.

Social scientists and game designers team up to get the environment on young people's agenda

30 June 2015
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Sociologists, psychologists and game designers at Abertay University are teaming up to take part in a research project that will help get young people across Europe interested in – and politically engaged with – environmental issues.

Skills of Dundee’s expert engineers celebrated with new Abertay project

29 June 2015

The extraordinary engineering feat that will see Dundee’s railway station transformed into a superstructure worthy of the 21st Century is to be the focus of a new £27,361 project run by scientists and engineers at Abertay University.

Sperm banking 'should be free on the NHS' to reduce risks of genetic disease

25 June 2015
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Sperm banking should be offered free to all young men in an effort to reduce the risks associated with delayed fatherhood, a new paper published in the Journal of Medical Ethics proposes.

Pupils graduate from Dundee’s first Children’s University

25 June 2015
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More than 80 young people have graduated from Dundee’s first ever Children’s University following a special ceremony held at Abertay University.

Ethical food ‘tastes better’ Abertay research finds

23 June 2015
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Organic and fair trade food tastes subjectively better and delivers greater ‘moral satisfaction’, according to new Abertay University research.

Dundee's next Café Science 'may contain nuts'

22 June 2015
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Often maligned for the allergic reactions they can cause, the humble peanut will be the subject of Dundee's next Café Science event.

Student stories - from Abertay to indigenous Aboriginal health

19 June 2015

Intrepid third year student nurse Kylie Hourston is off to Australia this summer, to work with rural Aboriginal communities living near the isolated mining town of Broken Hill.

Microsoft Research internships for talented Abertay students

15 June 2015

Two students from Abertay University are set to undertake prestigious internships with Microsoft Research this summer.

Expert view – inside the Scottish Crucible

10 June 2015

How will the next generation of academics help solve society’s major problems? Dr Robin Sloan takes us inside the Scottish Crucible, a programme that brings together early career researchers from a wide range of subjects.

Fancy being a barley farmer? Pick up your smartphone

5 June 2015

Do you have what it takes to run a barley farm? Can you make the right decisions? No need to buy land or change careers – just pick up your smartphone and have a go with a new game from Abertay students.

100,000 downloads for Abertay student game

4 June 2015
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Seek, a game created by Abertay University students, has achieved over 114,000 downloads for iPhone and iPad.

International appointments for Abertay business expert

2 June 2015

A leading business expert at Abertay University has been appointed to two major international academic positions.

Olympic gold medallist comes to Abertay

1 June 2015
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Olympic gold medallist Ben Hunt-Davis will be sharing his wisdom with Dundonians on Wednesday (3 June) when he brings his motivational talk ‘Will it make the boat go faster?’ to Abertay University.

Abertay students collect £1000 game jam prize

1 June 2015

A team of students took first prize in the first ChilliSource game jam, taking home £1000 for their 2D platform game HypnoBot.

From Dare to publishing a game

1 June 2015
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Dare to be Digital 2012 contestants Lamplight Studios have just released their first game. We caught up with the team to find out about their journey after Dare.

Student stories - antibiotic resistance

26 May 2015
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We recently held a day of celebration for our final year science students, where the posters that presented the results of their fantastic Honours projects were put on public display.

The art and science of computer games

26 May 2015
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Ahead of the Professorial Lecture on Wednesday 27 May, Professor Gregor White explores how computer games have become a serious area of cultural expression and scientific enquiry.

Water pollution in Nigeria: engineering social change

25 May 2015
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Ahead of this Wednesday's Professorial Lecture, Professor Joe Akunna tells us about his upbringing in post-war Nigeria and how having only a limited water supply inspired him to become an expert water engineer.

Student stories: attitudes to three-parent families

25 May 2015
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We recently held a day of celebration for our final year science students, where the posters that presented the results of their Honours projects were put on public display.

Elephants standing on drawing pins - the world of high pressure technology

22 May 2015
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Ahead of his Professorial Lecture on Wednesday, chemical engineer Professor Carl Schaschke gives us an overview of how high pressure technology can be used for everything from boiling eggs to killing harmful bacteria.

Interactive media artists Blast Theory to speak at Abertay

19 May 2015

Internationally renowned artists’ group Blast Theory will speak at Abertay University this Saturday (23 May) as part of the Ignite Dundee festival.

Pupils pitch business ideas to Scotherbs and Abertay University

19 May 2015

S3 pupils at Morgan Academy in Dundee pitched marketing ideas to experts from Scotherbs and Abertay University today (Tuesday 19 May).

Abertay’s interactive visualisations expertise to help safeguard UK’s food security

15 May 2015

Scientists and engineers at Abertay are to be part of a new £1.4 million research project designed to help safeguard the future of the UK’s water, energy and food security.

Robert Reid Bursary recipients meet founder of the fund

14 May 2015

The recipients of this year’s Robert Reid Bursary – for students at Abertay University – recently met with the founder of the fund, Professor Derek Reid.

Quirks of cuttlefish, quail and caterpillar camouflage revealed at next Café Science

11 May 2015

If you have always wanted to be invisible and yearn for an invisibility cloak, then Wednesday night’s Café Science about nature’s next best thing could be right up your street.

What is digital art? Screen printing and social media combined at Abertay

8 May 2015

The idea of ‘digital’ art is being explored and challenged by a final year project at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show from today (Friday 8 May).

Jaw-dropping cycle stunts transform school science lesson

7 May 2015
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Scotland’s stunt cycle display team The Clan gave pupils from Arbroath Academy a treat for their scientific senses on Thursday as they performed huge jumps, flips and crazy tricks in their gravity-defying Big Air Show.

From the Air Force to games animation – developing believable characters

7 May 2015
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Research by the US Air Force’s Chief Scientist has inspired the development of more believable animations at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show this Friday (8 May).

Alzheimer’s disease explored in student video game

6 May 2015
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The emotional impact of Alzheimer’s disease has been explored by a student computer game project, which will be revealed to the public at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show this Friday (8 May).

Next generation of digital talent unveiled at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

4 May 2015
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The next generation of digital artists, game designers, programmers and sound designers are launching their professional careers this Friday (8 May) at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show.

Playing with politics – game designed to help voter engagement

4 May 2015

Video games can help young people engage with political issues, according to one final year student taking part in the Abertay Digital Graduate Show from next Friday (8 May).

Meditation gaming explored at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

1 May 2015

Computer games and meditation have been brought together by a student at the upcoming Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opens next Friday (8 May).

Dance and laser cutting launch Ignite Dundee festival

30 April 2015

Contemporary dance and laser cutting launched the festival programme for Ignite Dundee 2015 today (Thursday 30 April).

Undergraduate of the Year Award for Abertay student

28 April 2015

Abertay University student Chelsea Sievewright has been named Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year.

Dare to be Digital – one week to apply!

27 April 2015

Game developers of the future have just one week to apply for Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading computer game design competition for students.

National final for Abertay University hacking student

22 April 2015
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Abertay University student Chelsea Sievewright has made it to the final ten of the Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year competition.

Students pitch new business ideas at Abertay University

21 April 2015
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A new company which brings food enthusiasts together to share meals is working with Abertay University students to develop its marketing plan.

Dundee school pupils celebrate success at Abertay

21 April 2015
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21 pupils from Braeview Academy attended an awards ceremony at Abertay University last night, to celebrate what they had achieved during the 'Supporting Able Pupils' initiative.

Head Coach of Scottish Hockey to speak at Abertay

17 April 2015
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Head Coach of the Scottish international women’s hockey squad Gordon Shepherd will deliver a masterclass in leadership at Abertay University on Wednesday, 22 April.

European business challenge finals for Abertay students

13 April 2015

Students from Abertay University are flying to Stuttgart in Germany for the finals of the EBMC European business challenge – Entrepreneurial Brains Made on Campus.

BAFTA win for Abertay student team

10 April 2015

A team of Abertay University students have won a British Academy Scotland New Talent Award for the Best Game.

SEGA and Ubisoft join Dare to be Digital mentors

9 April 2015

Major international games companies Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, and SEGA® Europe Ltd have joined Dare to be Digital 2015 as mentors to the student teams.

Abertay academic elected to prestigious British Psychological Society position

9 April 2015
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Dr Scott Hardie from Abertay University has been elected as the next Chair of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Scottish Branch.

BAFTA New Talent nominations for two Abertay teams

8 April 2015

Two teams of Abertay University students have been shortlisted for the games category at the British Academy Scotland New Talent Awards 2015.

First-ever study into how children develop concept of the 'self' awarded £106,336

2 April 2015
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An Abertay psychologist has been awarded a £106,336 research grant to explore for the very first time exactly how it is that young children develop the concept of the ‘self’.

Abertay team wins Microsoft UK games challenge

1 April 2015

Team TerraBite won the games category of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in London yesterday (Tuesday 31 March), beating strong competition including another Abertay team.

Microsoft challenge finals for Abertay teams

31 March 2015
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Two teams from Abertay University will compete at the UK finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in London today (Tuesday 31 March).

Al Jazeera is coming to Dundee

30 March 2015

Ahead of the publication of the Chilcot Report, a panel of experts will be in Dundee on Friday, 10 April to discuss the role the media played in shaping public opinion about the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Abertay ranked in prestigious Princeton Review’s best places to study game design

25 March 2015
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Abertay University is the only European university to be ranked in the prestigious Princeton Review's just-published list for 2015 saluting the top 25 graduate and undergraduate institutions to study game design.

Abertay joins new food and drink Network of Excellence

25 March 2015

As a founding member of the Scotland Food and Drink Skills Academy, Abertay University has been invited to join the organisation's newly formed Network of Excellence.

Robots, Twitter and chocolate pizza help get Tayside pupils back on track

23 March 2015
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25 pupils at risk of underachieving at schools in Angus have been supported to get back on track with their education through Prince’s Trust xl clubs.

Abertay hosts Dundee’s first film festival for social change

17 March 2015

Abertay University’s art gallery – the Hannah Maclure Centre – will be hosting the Take One Action Film Festival this weekend (March 21-23).

Virtual laboratory to create online patchwork of digital performance

16 March 2015

A virtual laboratory exploring the ever-evolving realms of possibility within digital performance will open in Abertay University’s art gallery, the Hannah Maclure Centre, today (Monday, March 16).

First-ever study into counselling for diabetics launches at Abertay

13 March 2015

The counselling team at Abertay University are looking for people with diabetes to take part in a new research study.

BAFTA win for Dare to be Digital students

13 March 2015
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Student game developers Overly Kinetic won a BAFTA Ones to Watch Award at the British Academy Games Awards last night.

Cage Cricket is coming to Dundee

13 March 2015
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Cricket - and more specifically Cage Cricket - is coming to Dundee, thanks to a project being run by the Dundee Academy of Sport and the Dundee Cricket Development Group (DCDG).

Abertay and Dundee University battle it out in the annual VarsiTay challenge

10 March 2015
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Around 500 sportsmen and women from Dundee’s two universities will compete today (Wednesday, March 11) for the Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy.

Judy Murray speaks at Dundee Academy of Sport

10 March 2015
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Judy Murray was in Dundee today (Tuesday, March 10) to speak at the Dundee Academy of Sport, a project led by Abertay University.

IBM global business challenge lands at Abertay

10 March 2015
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The UK semi-finals of the prestigious IBM Universities Business Challenge took place at Abertay University today (Tuesday 10 March).

Dare to be Digital 2015 launches – more open than ever!

9 March 2015

Dare to be Digital, the world’s leading game design competition for students, is now open for applications with more students than ever eligible to compete for the BAFTA Ones to Watch Award.

Scotland's only arts-focused Wikipedia edit-a-thons take place this weekend

5 March 2015
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As part of the international Art+Feminism campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, Dundee will be hosting two dynamic arts focused edit-a-thons this weekend.

Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference held at Abertay

27 February 2015

Scotland’s largest cyber-security conference, which is entirely organised by Ethical Hacking students, will be held at Abertay University this Friday (27 February).

Future of game design explored at National Museum of Scotland event

26 February 2015
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Video games, art, design, music and theatre will collide at a free talk held at the National Museum of Scotland next Thursday (5 March) and jointly organised with Abertay University.

International businesses mentor Abertay students

25 February 2015

Global companies will be mentoring students at Abertay University this week as part of the three-day Innovation for Global Growth event.

Expert view – inside the Competition Appeal Tribunal

25 February 2015
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What is the Competition Appeal Tribunal and why is it so important? Here Professor Gavin Reid, the Head of Dundee Business, explains his role and the case he is considering this week between BT and Ofcom.

Royal Statistical Society launches new guide to prevent miscarriages of justice

25 February 2015
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A new guide to interpreting expert evidence in criminal law cases - co-written by Graham Jackson who is a Visiting Professor at Abertay University - has been launched by the Royal Statistical Society.

V&A Dundee exhibition visiting Abertay

20 February 2015
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V&A Dundee's Design in Motion travelling exhibition is visiting Abertay University from 4-6pm on Tuesday 24 February.

European business challenge for Abertay students

6 February 2015

Students from Abertay University are taking part in the EBMC European business challenge – Entrepreneurial Brains Made on Campus – for the sixth year running.

PlayStation developer tutorials created by Abertay students

3 February 2015

A team of Abertay University students have received PlayStation Vita handheld consoles as prizes for their work creating tutorials for the global company.

UNESCO City of Design Dundee launched by Cabinet Secretary

30 January 2015

Dundee’s title as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design was launched today (Friday 30 January) by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs.

Student stories – a summer in Texas

29 January 2015

Ben Parsons worked in Texas for the summer last year, with the support of the Saltire Foundation. Applications for this year close on 24 February.

Seeing double at Dundee Arts Café

29 January 2015

Abertay lecturer and artist David Lyons will discuss his practice creating work intended to be experienced differently by colour blind and normally sighted people on Tuesday 3 February.

Abertay student wins forensic science competition

28 January 2015
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Forensic science graduate Lauren Friel has won a prestigious forensic science competition!

Three-day launch for Dundee’s UNESCO City of Design status

27 January 2015
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Dundee’s title as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design will be launched to the public this week with three days of celebrations and free events.

Global Game Jam takes over Abertay University

23 January 2015

A 48-hour game jam will take over Abertay University this weekend, with around 150 students, lecturers and professionals collaborating to design brand new games.

Septic tank risk ‘needs public awareness campaign’

20 January 2015

Members of the public should be urged to take better care of their septic tank systems in order to reduce the risk of bacteria and viruses being released to the environment, scientists will say at an event in Dundee on Wednesday (January 21).

Graduate stories - publishing a world-first in research

16 January 2015
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This week, our forensic science team made headlines around the world for recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey – a project entirely thought up by student Helen McMorris.

V&A Dundee plans will help make 2015 a truly historic year

16 January 2015
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Abertay University today welcomed the publication of plans to award a fixed price contract and start the construction phase for the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

Games wanted for family friendly event at DCA

15 January 2015

Computer game designers are invited to take part in the next Drop In and Play event, as part of three days of celebrations of Dundee being named the UK's first UNESCO City of Design.

Student stories – a summer in Silicon Valley

15 January 2015

What is it like to work in Silicon Valley? One Abertay student spent the summer there last year, as part of the Saltire Foundation’s internships.

World-first as fingerprints taken from golden eagle feathers

14 January 2015

Forensic scientists at Abertay University have identified the most efficient way of recovering fingerprints from the feathers and eggs of birds of prey, publishing the world’s first academic research paper on the subject.

Scottish Government minister welcomes European IT chiefs to Abertay conference

10 June 2015
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Humza Yousaf MSP welcomed 250 experts from all over Europe for the EUNIS 2015 Congress, which opened today at Abertay University